Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)

Under Paragraph 84 of the COP decision adopting the Paris Agreement, it was decided to establish “a Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency in order to build institutional and technical capacity, both pre- and post-2020”. Under the Global Environment Facility, the CBIT is proposed to support activities aligned with its aim at the national and regional/global levels.


The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) will aim:

  • To strengthen national institutions for transparency-related activities in line with national priorities;
  • To provide relevant tools, training and assistance for meeting the provisions stipulated in Article 13 of the Agreement;
  • To assist in the improvement of transparency over time.

The GEF Secretariat will make a dedicated effort to enhance awareness about the CBIT and to encourage countries to access support, including through outreach activities in connection with UNFCCC meetings, GEF Extended Constituency Workshops, National Dialogues, GEF Introduction Seminars, workshops and meetings organized by relevant partner institutions, and other activities.

Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
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Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level
Fund size 

As of September 30, 2021 the CBIT project portfolio comprises 81 projects amounting to a total of $130.9 million and includes 75 individual country projects, one regional project that covers four countries, and five global projects.

Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
Global Environment Facility (the CBIT Council)
Contact information
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